Graduates of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program pursue careers promoting the reduction and elimination of weapons of mass destruction and responding to violent terrorist threats.
"[This student is a] conscientious and efficient professional demonstrating advanced critical, analytical and communication skills... [She has a] great sense of responsibility, reliability and commitment... [and a] readiness to address new and challenging tasks."
“The students that graduate from MIIS are the most qualified of all the folks coming straight out of school to work here. MIIS prepares students well to work here in Washington.”
Kerry M. Kartchner, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications
Office of Strategic Communications and Outreach
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
US Department of State
“We like this school. We like the people we’ve hired and we want to bring in more of you.”
Frank Pearn, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Chase
Where Are Our Alumni One Year After Graduation?
Population Surveyed: May, August, December 2013 Graduates
Survey Response Rate: 54%*
Average Reported Salary: $54,826
Percentages based on alumni employed or actively seeking employment. Alumni who are not seeking employment for reasons such as continuing their education, postponing their search etc. have been excluded.
*Please note that many graduates of this program are not permitted to provide information about their employment due to security restrictions.
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What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?
Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2015
Survey Response Rate: 84%
Secured Opportunity: 98%
Average Salary for Paid Opportunities: $13.75 per hour
Average USG Salary: $4,524 per month
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View the full Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Professional Development Report:
2015 NPTS Professional Development Report.pdf
Last week's U.S.-China Conference on Arms Control, Disarmament and Nonproliferation, co-hosted by the Middlebury Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was aimed at improving bilateral dialogue on issues challenging international security.
Recent Middlebury Institute Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies graduate Tom Gray is the first recipient of a new two-year fellowship with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in Vienna, Austria.
Diplomatic Courier’s list of 99 top foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 includes 2010 MIIS graduate Aaron Stein, a nonproliferation specialist currently based in Turkey.
National events once again drew media attention to the Monterey Institute’s unique international expertise, this time generating interest in interviewing both faculty members and a student with a particularly timely thesis proposal.